PaloAlto Networks partners with US Girl Scouts on security skills

Palo Alto Networks is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA to develop cyber security badges to foster knowledge of the topic and support interest in the profession

Led by a panel of cyber security advisors, the Girls Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Palo Alto Networks plan to roll out a series of 18 cyber security badges to Girl Scouts throughout the US.

Girl Scout badges are insignia Girl Scouts earn and display on their uniforms to demonstrate their mastery of a given topic, which in the case of cyber security includes being able to apply their knowledge under the guidance of mentors.

The knowledge and application requirements for the badges are under development, and the first of these badges are expected to be awarded in September 2018.

The partnership was announced by Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, at the Palo Alto Networks Ignite ‘17 conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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